The number of active coronavirus cases affecting your neighbourhood can now be found via an interactive map.

The new data is part of a map which lets you see the latest stats of coronavirus cases in your postcode.

It is hoped the new tool will help local authorities take fast and decisive action if there is an outbreak in their area.

You can also check Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) which are geographical divisions that the Office for National Statistics uses for local data.

This tells you the number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus in small areas.

The latest data is available for August 31 until September 6 and will be updated on a weekly basis.


There are only a couple of postcode regions in a darker shade of blue at present.

To put this into perspective, in this data set, the worst hit area of the UK - Bradford - there were 25 cases in one MSOA and 25 in another.

This shows we are still some way off local lockdowns.

Today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the new set of rules and regulations across England as the government tackles a spike in coronavirus cases.

The Prime Minister said: “In England from Monday (September 14) we are introducing the rule of six.

“You must not meet socially in groups of more than six.

“And, if you do, you will be breaking the law.”

Regarding the six people rule, the Prime Minister said: “This will apply in any setting, indoors or outdoors, at home or in the pub.

“The ban will be set out in law and it will be enforced by the police – anyone breaking the rules risks being dispersed, fined and possibly arrested.

“This single measure replaces both the existing ban on gatherings of more than 30 and the current guidance on allowing two households to meet indoors. Now you only need to remember the rule of six.”

Boris Johnson also said he is “sorry” that two whole households will no longer be able to meet if their total exceeds six people.

He said: “This rule of six will of course throw up difficult cases, for example two whole households will no longer be able to meet if they would together exceed the limit of six people and I’m sorry about that, and I wish that we did not have to take this step.

“But as your Prime Minister, I must do what is necessary to stop the spread of the virus and to save lives. And of course we will keep the rule of six under constant review and only keep it in place as long as is necessary.”

Mr Johnson said that he has tasked the Cabinet with increasing enforcement of the rules, adding: “In future, premises where people meet socially will be legally required to request the contact details of a member of every party, record and retain these details for 21 days and provide them to NHS Test and Trace, without delay, when required.”